What we're about

9th Aug 2021: Almost all restrictions have now been lifted, however, we will continue to follow any/all current COVID-19 guidelines during our jaunts.

Hi there & welcome to Gentle Jaunts.

This group is for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors and who wants to get fit while having fun.

As the name suggests, we meet to do walks which are not too difficult and are conducted at a reasonable pace. The group is as much a social activity, as it is a form of exercise. We meet to enjoy each others company, get exercise and visit interesting places, meet people and make like minded friends.

WALK DETAILS: A brief explanation of the route, distance, terrain and conditions, is provided for each walk. Read this information thoroughly and decide whether the walk is suitable for you. If you decide it is then RSVP "YES". Come prepared with suitable clothing, footwear and equipment for the walk. i.e. decide if you need boots and warm waterproof clothing, or sun block and plenty of drinking water.

BREAKS/SNACKS: It will state in the details if you should bring a snack or whether we intend to stop off somewhere for a snack or a meal. Remember: It is your responsibility to come along properly equipped for each walk. If in doubt post a question in the comments area of that particular walk/event.

DOGS: Gentle Jaunts has always welcomed people who bring their dogs along. However occasionally a walk may visit grounds where dogs are not allowed, pass through a nature reserve or cross a field during lambing season. In these cases dogs are not permitted. (details of the individual walk will advise). Dogs must be kept under proper, safe control. Neither the dog, nor the walker, should create a hazard or problem for others.

MEETUP SUBSCRIPTION: Gentle Jaunts is a non-profit making group and the role of the organiser is purely to administer and facilitate the running of the group. We do ask members for a contribution to cover the cost of using the Meeup web site. This is a once a year request and you do not pay to attend walks or events.

RSVP: If you know in advance that you cannot make it to a walk for which you are booked, please ensure you visit the Gentle Jaunts web page and change your RSVP to ‘NO’. This ensures that people on the waiting list have a chance to take your place. It's also wise to look out for emails from your event host for walks you have RSVPd "YES" to as plans may change or there may be vital information contained within them.

NOTE: We do not carry public liability insurance, and are not liable for any loss, damage or injury incurred during our activities. No outdoor activity can be completely safe and free from hazard. It is therefore your own responsibility to make a judgment as to whether you are able to safely take part in any of our walks or activities.

SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE: Members attending outdoor events agree to uphold the Scottish Outdoor Access Code - http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/

Lastly, if what you've read above interests you then why not take a look at the walks/events currently listed and see if there are any you'd like to join us on. It'd be great to have you with us.

Gentle Jaunts Group Organiser

Carol King

Upcoming events (1)


Edinburgh Society of Musicians

Graeme Walker (one of our members) is holding 'LIVE' Exploring Music afternoons. These afternoons are aimed at folk who enjoy music but would like to know a bit more about the composers, background etc. They're held once a month in 'The Edinburgh Society of Musicians'. "The setting is amazing...a lovely drawing room overlooking the Dean village"

"Numbers are limited so please, please ONLY sign up if you are DEFINITELY coming.
Note this is an afternoon event. Arriving and social chat from 1.30 to 2pm. Food and refreshments are available pre-event start time and at the interval.
**Entry Fee £10** to cover the cost of the venue, the food and refreshments.
I baked an apple sponge and made lemon drizzle cake for the previous events. Seemed to be much appreciated..... so any additional offers of home-baking etc will be received with joyful glee!
We will explore a particular topic or composer in the first half.
The second half will be given over to the performers, who will individually introduce their piece or pieces.
On average there are about five guests, playing in a range of styles from classical to jazz to pop.
I will be following the venue Covid protocol and will require contact details for test and trace of folk who have not been before. This information will be treated as confidential. I'll send any updated Covid arrangements later.
Previous meetings have been well attended and I have had very positive feedback"

>> ''Again a wonderful experience with music and history and humour. Thank you Graeme and to everyone who played on the superb piano - an afternoon of sheer enjoyment for myself and I am sure for all attending. Roll on the Feb meeting.''(Ivor)
>> Thanks Graeme for a lovely afternoon learning more about the men behind the musicals which we all love. Great to hear the very talented pianists too. ( Hazel)
>> Thank you for this activity, I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, people, and refreshments. Looking forward to the next! ( Rebecca)
>> Great afternoon’s entertainment thanks. The musicals hit a spot for me and the live music was a pleasure to hear. (Cathy)
>> I have found the Exploring Music Meetups absolutely fantastic; I find myself looking forward to these events. I enjoy both how informative and creative they are. I really appreciate the live performances, they are a gift, especially at this time. Thanks Graeme and friends.
>> A simply wonderful evening of Schubert. Many thanks to Graeme for another success in arranging a splendid evening. ( Ros)

Past events (826)

Winton Woods walk

Pencaitland Bowling Club

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